Brush fire fought near Quilcene

QUILCENE — Fire crews contained a slow-moving 2,800 square foot brush fire that ignited near milepost 299 on U.S. Highway 101 Tuesday afternoon.

Crews from Quilcene Fire Rescue, Brinnon Fire Department and the U.S. Forest Service arrived at the fire at about 1 p.m. Tuesday, after Quilcene Fire Rescue received a call from a hiker who smelled smoke in the area, Deputy Fire Chief Don Svetich said.

Svetich went out with his crew and asked for help from the other two organizations for assistance once firefighters spotted the smoke.

The fire was 70 feet by 40 feet. It was located about 400 to 500 feet up the east slope from milepost 299 on Highway 101.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the fire posed no threat to local residents and businesses and Svetich predicted the fire to be out by Tuesday night.

The fire is on federal land, so it falls under the U.S. Forest Service’s jurisdiction, Svetich said.

If people smell or see smoke, they should call 9-1-1 immediately.

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Jefferson County reporter Zach Jablonski can be reached at 360-385-2335, ext. 5 or at zjablonski@peninsuladailynews.com.

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